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Transparency, Accountability, And The BPD47:27
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Here is the Radio Boston rundown for April 12. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Former Boston Police Union President Patrick Rose is facing 33 counts of sexual abuse of six children, from age 7 to 16. But new records, uncovered by The Boston Globe, show department leadership was aware of allegations of child abuse against Rose as early as 1995. Yet he kept his job, was allowed to work with vulnerable children, and rose to power in the union. We're joined by the investigative reporter at the Boston Globe who broke the story, Andrew Ryan, and Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo.
  • With President Biden's 100th day in office quickly approaching, so does the push for legislative action. Legislative gridlock has forced President Biden to turn to executive orders to enforce gun control measures, but he continues to push Congress to create a comprehensive legislative solution that would last beyond his presidency. With a razor-thin majority for Democrats in the Senate, and no signs of an appetite for bipartisanship from either party, can Congress actually get anything done? We're joined by Massachusetts Congresswoman and Assistant Speaker of the House, Katherine Clark (D-05) to discuss.
  • In Massachusetts, overweight and obese residents are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and the Mass.gov website encourages residents to calculate their BMI to determine their eligibility. But what is BMI, and is it really an accurate measure of health? Plus, how do we create a more positive narrative around weight gain and diet changes during the pandemic? We discuss the misconceptions around BMI and the relationship between weight and health with Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips of WBUR's "Food, We Need to Talk" podcast.

This program aired on April 12, 2021.

This program aired on April 12, 2021.

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